Videos claiming to show proof of a “crude oil reserve” discovered in Burkina Faso have been going viral, racking up millions of views on social media. Generally used alongside pro-junta photos and videos of the Burkinabe military leader, Ibrahim Traore, the claim has been raising some eyebrows as the West African nation isn’t known for its natural oil reserves.
Junta-led Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger have ditched the G5 anti-jihadist force. Experts say their intended confederation to tackle Islamist insurgents in the Sahel is bound to fail unless they mend ties with ECOWAS.
Security forces and armed groups are committing war crimes against civilians in Africa's Sahel region. The amnesty report: Death was slowly creeping on us: Living under siege in Burkina Faso focuses on crimes against civilians in many localities of Burkina Faso. The country underwent two military coups.The latest in september when Captain Ibrahim Traoré took over.
The West African country's military government — which seized power from a different junta a year ago — said it has detained four people for attempting a coup.
Three West African countries ruled by military juntas have signed a mutual defense pact. Mali and Burkina Faso had previously promised to come to Niger's aid in the event of an attack.
Talk about unexpected U-turns. And it is that José Peseiro is back like he never left as a head coach of the Super Eagles. And of course, that conversation is there for the taking alongside a preview of the all-important games against São Tomé and Príncipe on Sunday.
30 Aug 2023
It's now just a little over four months to the start of the 2023 African Cup of Nations. And we do have to ask some pertinent questions. Top of that list is who will be the coach in the absence of Jose Peseiro. This is The Nutmeg on GuardianTV.
26 Aug 2023
The pact allows Mali and Burkina Faso to provide military assistance to Niger in the event of military intervention against the putschists there.
22 Aug 2023
There are now 145 days to the start of the African Cup of Nations for the senior team. Of course, Nigeria strikers talking about super strikers having top gear in Europe scoring goals, right, left front and center and now looking towards the tournament, we'll talk about their expectations for the season. What should these players be doing ahead of the tournament?
1 Aug 2023
Neighboring Burkina Faso and Mali, which are also both run by military juntas, strongly rebuked regional bloc ECOWAS for weighing the option of using force to reinstate deposed President Mohamed Bazoum.
30 Jul 2023
Burkinabe fashion designer Francois Yameogo weave a modern twist into Burkina Faso's tradition fabric known as Faso Danfani, trying to boost its comeback.